This paper proposes a novel algorithm that characterizes the robust capture basin and the discriminating kernel for constrained nonlinear systems with uncertainties based on viability theory. For nonlinear systems with constrained inputs and bounded uncertainties, the viability kernel is the largest set of states possessing a possibility to be viable in a set, and the capture basin is the largest set of states possessing a possibility to reach a target in a finite time, and keeping viable in a set before reaching the target. However, in the viability theory, both control and uncertainty in a parameterized system are considered as parameters: the discriminating kernel and the proposed robust capture basin link viability theory with robust control, which take both control and uncertainties into account. For the constrained uncertain nonlinear systems, the discriminating kernel is the largest set of states that is robust invariant in a set with proper control, and the robust capture basin is the largest set of states reaching their target in finite time with proper control despite of uncertainties and keeping viable in a set before reaching the target. Furthermore, we map all the states to optimal regulatory control such that the systems are regulated by a regulation map. To compute the robust capture basin and the discriminating kernel, we use interval methods to provide guaranteed solutions. The proposed algorithms in this paper approximate an outer approximation of the minimum reachable target and inner approximations of the robust capture basin and the discriminating kernel in a guaranteed way.
|Number of pages
|International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
|Published - Apr 29 2019
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the Autonomous Systems research team and Interval Methods working group in Control Systems Centre in The University of Manchester. We wish to acknowledge the associate editor and reviewer for their precious advices.